Pelosi: Trump a ‘clear and present danger’ to US, he ‘must go’

Opening the impeachment proceedings, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump “must go.”

“We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” she says.

She adds: “I believe the President must be convicted by the Senate, a constitutional remedy that will ensure the republic will be safe from this man who is so resolutely determined to tear down the things we hold dear and that hold us together.”

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks through the Capitol in Washington on January 12, 2021. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP)